There is an exciting training workshop coming up for eco-conscious enthusiasts given by Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie located at 30239 S. State Rout 53, Wilmington, IL. The event "Water Quality Monitor Training" takes place Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 30th, 2013. Everyone is to meet at the Horticulture Building starting at 9am and running until 1pm.
Ecological monitoring is an important part of restoring the environment. There is no experience required for this special event, only love for the eco-system. Some of the things to expect for the day include: hiking (up to a mile), navigating through stream-beds (field work), equipment carrying, wading & standing for long periods( in ankle and knee high waters), measuring water height, water quality ph reading, measuring temperatures, measuring stream velocity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and more RSVP to Gemma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This training and tour consist mostly of nature lovers getting involved in ecological collecting of data. Once determining if water monitoring is something enjoyed, one can commit to this activity. Volunteers are extremely appreciated and can join a water quality team for future work. This learning and helping with the environment event, is a great opportunity for eco-conscious enthusiasts to get outdoors and interact with nature. For more information visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/midewin or call Allison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie at 815-423-6370.